Agape is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides academic-based after-school programming, day programming for seniors and disabled adults, family emergency assistance, ESOL in schools and athletic-based health and wellness enrichment camps for girls and boys during the summer. Agape serves a community that includes more than 2,000 school-age children who live in an impoverished area of northwest Atlanta.
MODA Floors & Interiors, an Atlanta-based flooring and window coverings resource, has worked closely with Agape for 10 years on its Extreme Bedroom Makeover and Great Backpack Giveaway projects.
“Agape does an excellent job empowering and supporting under-served families in its community,” said Dean Howell, president of MODA. “The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund will be used to help struggling families pay their rent as well as utility and grocery bills.”
For the ninth consecutive year, MODA Floors & Interiors and Agape Youth and Family Center, a non-profit organization, continued their "Extreme Bedroom Makeover" partnership. MODA team members remodeled a bedroom for a child in the Bolton Road community in Northwest Atlanta.
"This is a highlight for us each year," said Dean Howell, president of MODA Floors & Interiors, a floor and window coverings resource with a showroom in the West Midtown Design District.
Since its conception in 2010, the Extreme Bedroom Makeover project has provided new spaces for 199 children. In addition to MODA, sponsored volunteer teams included Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, the National Charity League-Buckhead, the National Charity League-Peachtree Paces and the Junior League of Atlanta.
Agape Youth and Family Center serves a community that includes more than 2,000 school-age children from under-served families. The center provides afterschool programs and family services that focus on academic achievement, character development, reading proficiency by third grade, high school graduation and post-graduation planning and placement.
The Agape Youth & Family Center sponsors the "Great Backpack Giveaway." MODA Floors & Interiors has served as a drop-off collections point for five years. Companies like MODA, community organizations and individuals donate backpacks filled with school supplies to help more than 2,000 kids get off to the right start each school year.